Thursday, June 25, 2009

Deja Vu, all over again

Okay, that was weird.

Everybody gets those moments of "oh I've seen this before", like when the cat flickers and suddenly moves back to a previous position and replays.

Or something.

But this one went on uncomfortably too long. I got the "seen it before" feeling while looking at a particular arrangement of windows on the computer. Then I did something else and that was part of it. Then I thought "deja vu all over again" and nearly screamed as that was part of the replay too.

And I knew I had to do something different because the original version ended badly.

So I wrote this. Which wasn't in the original. Phew.

Now I really need to be doing some original writing on Tec.

What's on the turntable? "Reflections" by Gordon Giltrap from "Perilous Journey"

1 comment:

laurence timms said...

I used to get attacks of serious deja vu when I was younger. Turned out I have temporal lobe epilepsy. It's them lobes that are responsible for your sense of 'now' and 'before' and 'future'.

I'm one of the lucky ones - my epilepsy is fully controlled with an innocuous dose of a drug invented by a German geezer in 1908.

I don't miss it. But TLE hallucinations can be utterly incredible.